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Old 24-08-2008, 11:22 PM   #1
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Default This winters restoration project, saving “Nyro” the 1303 super beetle.

After turning this, 2004-2006 (17-19years old).

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Into this \/ for my first “training project” project,

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I then set about bringing my aussie bay up to standard (2006-2007), it went from this

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To this

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Then last year (2007-2008) I helped my brother sort out the rot on his English cross-over bay, that went from this \/

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To this

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And this year I felt it was time for a change, so I decided to get my first beetle. After just missing out on an oval (through word of mouth) a few months ago, I recently manage to find my next project. This lovely 1974 1303 1600cc super beetle. It has 56,000 miles, 2 owners from new, lots of good history and is a good solid base but the past 6 years of the road has started to do its damage and she needs a lot of tlc. So heres the pic’s after getting it back to my garage today. First job was to get her running so it would be easier to move it in and out, so after a bit of a service and a new battery she burst into life and sounds really nice.
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anyway heres the pic's/videos.

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video of it running for the first time in 6 years.




and it now starts like this

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more coming tomoz



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Me thinks its a limited edition 1303s "Big Beetle".

Nice car, think it has the thicker steering wheel, and nice upholstery when new.

Good luck with it.

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Me thinks its a limited edition 1303s "Big Beetle".

Nice car, think it has the thicker steering wheel, and nice upholstery when new.

Good luck with it.

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what was the differances with the "big beetle" then? does say some about that on the orginal bill of sale £1368.53=£1297 for "vw 1303s big '74 beetle", £45 for seat belts, £26.53 for metallic paint. The history thats come with the car is quite amazing tax discs back to 77 and mot's to 81.
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what was the differances with the "big beetle" then? does say some about that on the orginal bill of sale £1368.53=£1297 for "vw 1303s big '74 beetle", £45 for seat belts, £26.53 for metallic paint. The history thats come with the car is quite amazing tax discs back to 77 and mot's to 81.
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Looks like a good project car mate. What are your plans for it?
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you have some talent! good luck with the bug
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Looks like a good project car mate. What are your plans for it?
thanks mate, my plans with this one is to do a bit of a stock resto. so cut back the original paint and get that looking as good as i can, new wings. underside is solid, so I want to show that off, so plenty of detailing underneath. Tidy up the original engine and detail. Interior I’m going to try and find material to match the seat inserts as the vinyl is good its just the white inserts that need replacing. Hopefully all will go well and I won’t find any nasties.
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Cheers, hopefully this one will go just as well as the others and be another project for me to be proud of.

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